Balloonists at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be able to land at Sandia Pueblo after all as the two organizations have reached an agreement.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that according to a statement released Thursday, necessary landings will be allowed on parts of the pueblo, a stark change from the all-out ban previously announced.
Sandia Pueblo is next to Balloon Fiesta Park, where the event is situated.
Earlier this week a declaration that no balloons would be allowed to land on the pueblo was met with public outcry. The backlash included a proposed boycott of Sandia Resort & Casino.
Balloon pilots had been concerned that wind and other factors could make it hard to avoid coming close to pueblo land.
(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)